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theme park  case
Closure report rejected
Chandigarh, August 29
The CBI court of Vimal Kumar today rejected the closure report in the corruption case registered against former UT Administration officials for anomalies in the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project.

Lake Club GM, caterer indicted 
Chandigarh, August 29
There was a clear understanding between the Lake Club general manager, official caterer of the club and the organisers of the pool party, states the inquiry report submitted by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Mahavir Kaushik to UT Finance Secretary VK Singh.

lake club pool party
Caterer arranged 11 parties in a month
Chandigarh, August 29
Lake Club member Sanjay Singla, who is also an official caterer of the club, had made organising parties at the club his “business” and had booked 11 parties at the club in the past five months.


Rs 21 lakh goes down the drain
Chandigarh, August 29
After spending Rs 21 lakh of public money on constructing 136 booths meant for the day market at Charan Singh Colony in Mauli Jagran, the Congress councillors today scuttled the project by playing their cards meticulously in getting support of all nine nominated councillors to defeat the BJP on the floor of the MC House.

Anupama case  
Consumer forum issues notice to PGI, CTU
Chandigarh, August 29
Following a complaint moved by Anupama’s parents, (the girl who died at PGIMER last month) alleging medical negligence, the UT Consumer Forum today served notices to PGIMER and the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) for filing their replies.

80% streetlights defunct in city
Chandigarh, August 29
Councillors argue during a General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Wednesday. It sounds strange, but it is a fact that around 80 per cent streetlights of the city are non-functional but the Municipal Corporation is paying Rs 58 lakh every month to the UT Administration for their maintenance and clearing electricity bill. The fact came to light today in the General House meeting during the question hour in a reply to the query of BJP councillor Satinder Singh.
Councillors argue during a General House meeting of the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Road caves-in near Sectors 32, 33 roundabout

A portion of the road near the small roundabout of Sectors 32 and 33 caved-in, exposing the poor quality of construction material used in the construction of roads in the city. The road caved-in around 2 pm. A huge traffic jam was witnessed around the roundabout. The caved-in portion of the road is around 3 feet in width and around 3.5 feet in depth. Later, the authorities installed a barricade around the caved-in portion. The engineering department deployed its employees and filled up the crater. A senior official of the UT Administration said there could be some leakage in the sewerage pipe, which damaged the road. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan 



Metro's frequency to be 12 minutes during rush hours
Chandigarh, August 29
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in its detailed project report (DPR) has stated that for tricity residents the frequency of metro will be 12 minutes during peak hours.

One injured in brawl at Burail jail
Chandigarh, August 29
A brawl took place amongst jail inmates of Burail jail this evening. An undertrial was beaten up by fellow inmates following an argument and was rushed to the GMCH, Sector 32, for treatment.

Dentist commits suicide
Panchkula, August 29
A 27-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a window at her house in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector-5, Panchkula, in the wee hours today.

BJP candidate lodges plaint against Cong rival
Chandigarh, August 29 BJP candidate Bindu Rani, who is contesting elections from Ward 7, has lodged a complaint against Congress candidate Poonam Sharma to the returning officer. In a complaint, the BJP candidate alleged that Poonam Sharma had not filed her election expenses accounts book on time as she was an unsuccessful candidate in the Municipal corporation elections held in December, 2011. As stated in Section 97 of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (Election of Councillors) Rules, 1995, non-filing of details of expenditure would result in disqualification of the candidate as per section 10A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Pedestrian killed near CTU lights
Chandigarh, August 29
A pedestrian was crushed to death by a scooterist near the CTU lights today. The injured was rushed to the GMCH-32 where he was declared brought dead. He is yet to be identified.

Use of standard gauge recommended
Chandigarh, August 29
n the detailed project report (DPR) submitted by the the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to the UT Administration, the former has recommended the use of a standard gauge in the Metro project.

Snake scare lands woman in hospital
Mohali, August 29
Broken window glasses at the Civil Dispensary in Phase I, Mohali. It was a harrowing experience for Kamla Devi when a snake coiled itself around her leg while she was sleeping in the open at Phase I dispensary. Fortunately, the snake did not bite her, but as she was scared, she had to be shifted to the Civil Hospital at Phase VI, where doctors referred her to the PGI in Chandigarh.

Broken window glasses at the Civil Dispensary in Phase I, Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

SUV goes on rampage, injures four
Chandigarh, August 29 Four persons were injured when an SUV, said to be driven by a gunman of a minister, hit a car, moped, cycle and an ice-cream vendor before hitting an electricity pole near Sectors 33 and 34 today. 

Mehak's kin knock at court’s door
Panchkula, August 29
Mehak's family has filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking justice. The hearing is scheduled for September 6.

UT IGP promoted
Chandigarh, August 29
UT Inspector General of Police Pradeep Kumar Srivastava has been promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.

Raipurrani former councillor duped of Rs 7 lakh
Panchkula, August 29
A former councillor, Subash Nishad, has been duped of Rs 7 lakh by a resident of Raipurrani under the pretext of selling a plot.

Run for fun

Students take part in a race at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Students take part in a race at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


PU student election
Parties keep names of candidates under wraps

Chandigarh, August 29
Even as the campaigning for the upcoming student council elections is in full swing at Panjab University, the two major parties -- Panjab University Students' Union (PUSU) and Students' Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) -- have decided not to disclose the name of their presidential candidates.

Police plays party pooper
Chandigarh, August 29
The Chandigarh Police played spoilsport at a cultural function at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) today. The function -- Insignia -- held after taking permission from the university authorities was interrupted by the police due to security reasons.

Former student leaders enter campus to garner support
Chandigarh, August 29
With the student council elections around the corner at Panjab University, student organisations are making all possible efforts to garner support. Parties including Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU), Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) and Indian National Students’ Organisation (INSO) have roped in their former student leaders to woo voters by campaigning at various departments. These leaders are holding regular meetings with party supporters.

Colleges to hold polls too: Admn
Chandigarh, August 29
The student elections in all the city colleges will be held along with the Panjab University polls. Rejecting the appeal made by eight city colleges to cancel the elections, the UT administration has decided that the elections will be held in all the city colleges along with the university.

PU Senate 
Goyal camp dominates first phase of polls
Chandigarh, August 29
Goyal camp made their rivals bite the dust in the first phase of Senate elections held today for six seats of faculties at Panjab University. While, GK Chatrath managed to win the election from faculty of laws, his entire team lost to the Ashok Goyal camp.

Audience taken on historical journey
Chandigarh, August 29
Audience at the recitation of a historical play “Gadhar Express” were introduced to several unsung heroes of the Gadhar movement. The event organised by Aitihasiki, the alumni association of the department of history at Panjab University, was held at the ICSSR Complex here today.

Over 400 seats created for Class XI applicants
Chandigarh, August 29
The UT education department has decided to create around 400 to 500 additional seats in Class XI under humanities stream in as many as 14 schools to accommodate students who failed to get an admission even after the third round of counselling got over recently.


student’s murder
No arrests made yet
Ropar, August 29
While the police failed to nab any of the three accused a day after the murder of Gurvinder Singh, the post mortem of the deceased revealed that a sharp-edged weapon had punctured his heart resulting in a profuse bleeding that led to his death on the spot.

PS landline ‘out-of-service’, people face inconvenience
Ambala, August 29
People are facing difficulty in reporting several incidents to Baldev Nagar police station as landline number of the station has been disconnected by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) due to non-payment of telephone bills for several months.

Betting racket busted
Police recovers Rs 11.95 lakh
Ambala, August 29
Continuing its drive against betting, the crime investigation agency staff of the Ambala police recovered Rs 11.95 lakh of betting money during a raid at the Housing Board Colony late last night. The police also recovered several mobile phones, a LCD television and documents relating to betting from the spot. This was the biggest recovery made by the Ambala police in its drive against satta (betting) operations in the town.

Residents protest against police inaction
Dera Bassi, August 29
Residents of the area and relatives of a schoolteacher, Charu, who died about a month ago, staged a dharna in front of the DSP office on Tuesday and demanded the arrest of accused.


SI gets two-year term for molesting woman
Chandigarh, August 29
The Court of Sessions Judge SK Goel today sentenced a 55-year-old UT police Sub-Inspector to two years imprisonment in a case of outraging the modesty of a woman under Section 354 of the IPC. The court convicted Sub-Inspector Satpal Sharma and also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on him.

Pipelines removed following High Court's intervention
Chandigarh, August 29
Pipelines reportedly affecting the natural flow of Baltana choe in Mohali have been removed following the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s intervention.

IndusInd Bank told to pay relief
Chandigarh, August 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed IndusInd Bank to pay Rs 15,000. The bank has also been directed to refund Rs 30,000 withdrawn from the complainant, Sanjeev Jain's, account.


Bar council officials surrender
Panchkula, August 29
Two senior functionaries of the Bar Council of India, who were booked for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.25 lakh to obtain affiliation for law college for Swami Devi Dayal Group of Institutions, Barwala, surrendered before the Central Bureau of Investigation today.

Four theft cases reported in city
Chandigarh, August 29
Four cases of theft and one incident of snatching were reported in the city in the last 24 hours. Varun Sharma, a resident of Ambala Cantt, reported that someone had stolen his motorcycle from the parking lot of boys' hostel number 4 in Panjab University on August 28.


U-19 team member gets rousing welcome
Chandigarh, August 29
Prashant Chopra, member of the junior Indian World Cup winning team, has all reasons to cheer after returning to his home town today. The people of Shivalik Vihar, Nayagoan, were never as happy as they were today. “I am very happy to become a reason for their smiles. It’s because of their blessings that I have achi5

Boxer Sharukh drubs Varun
Chandigarh, August 29
The13th Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament and 4th Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Boxing Championship were inaugurated at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, today.

DAV College-10 swimmers win championship, set new meet records 
Chandigarh, August 29
The swimmers of DAV College, Sector 10, won the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship for Men with a total of 133 points here at the swimming pool of PU today.

Rain plays spoilsport on National Sports Day celebrations
Chandigarh, August 29
The UT sports department organised a function in collaboration with the education department to celebrate the National Sports Day at Sports Complex of Sector 42, here this evening. However, today’s rain played a spoilsport. Both the participants and the audiences had to face difficulty.


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